The U.S. Open is just two weeks away. Storms of tennis fans will soon pack USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows for a fortnight to watch the world’s best players duke it out. With extra tennis enthusiasm stateside stemming from big American gold medal wins at the 2012 London Olympics Games at Wimbledon (Serena Williams, ladies singles; the Bryan twins and the Williams sisters, men’s and women’s doubles), Scooter predicts that a few future junior champs might be looking to upgrade their equipment.
The most essential piece of gear is naturally the racket and one brand that’s been garnering plenty of endorsements and considerable popularity in the professional tennis world is Babolat. The French brand outfits tennis stars like Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters. This year the company introduced a revamped version of its model Babolat Pure Drive- “generation 7.”
The Pure Drive Roddick Junior ($104) caters to youth tennis players who want the racket’s signature maneuverability and control. Some of the new updates with 2012 edition include innovative Cortex Active Technology for added power power and a lighter design.
With so many tremendous places to play tennis in New York City, Scooter expects to see a few young standouts hitting the courts as the Open approaches.
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